|#350 - Virginia Bluebells|
A new Wildflower for my quest to photograph as many wildflower in West Virginia as possible.
I've know about them and hunted them but could never find them. I did finally see a waterlogged one in Tennessee. They are not rare, but elusive for me. But today, I found a hillside covered with them. And a variety of shades of blue through pink.
There were also many other ephemerals in bloom. There were Bloodroot, Hepatica, Cutleaf Tootwort, Spring Beauty and even Trillium on a sunny hillside. I have never seen most of these in March.
The hike into the old logging camp was interesting and we saw many cutstone foundations and remains of the mill. The old bandsaw blade was sprung down a hillside and the entire site almost entirely reclaimed by the forest .
Band Saw blade from the 1920's era sawmill
|Virginia Spring Beauty|
|Hepatica, Blue Variety|
|Hepatica, Pink Variety|
|Oh! roses and lilies are fair to see;|
|But the wild bluebell is the flower for me.|
Louisa A. Meredith.